Building the New Academic Library Experience Stephen Abram, MLS Bowling Green State University Toledo, OH Feb. 17, 2011
Welcome Questions for Today: Is this the end of publishing as we know it? Is this the end of libraries as we know them? What is actually changing? Do people still value the book? Where is all this change taking us? What is the role for librarians and academia in our info-future?
6 Things have Changed . . A LOT! Cardholders, Users, Members, Patrons, Clients, Customers, Learners, Students, Scholars, Researchers, Teachers, Professors Books & Media & Collections Mobility Learning & Research Libraries The History of Unintended Consequences & Unpredictability
“Strategy is a Choice. . . To be a victim and feel these changes are fated and blamestorm OR Create the future we need and take collective responsibility for the conversation and development of the future.” Find Reasons not Excuses.
What are the good and bad things about e-books?
Library Goals Be the Bee Or Be the Hive. Care.
Strategic Thinking for Libraries Choosing a Future Setting Phased Priorities Making Choices Taking Action Doing the Next Step Adjusting Tactics with Experience Seeking Feedback and Adjusting Measuring Progress